Vaccines

Vaccines

Scientifically proven to protect cats and dogs from contagious diseases, vaccines are an essential part of every pet’s wellness and preventative care routine. The right set of vaccinations will protect your pet from contracting some of the most dangerous infectious diseases from other pets, wild animals, parasites, and their environment.

How Do Pet Vaccines Work?

Vaccines expose the patient to a partial or inactive virus. The immune system reacts, developing antigens and creating a memory of the virus. If a vaccinated cat or dog encounters an active virus in real-life, the immune system will then be able to react immediately, preventing them from falling ill.

Which Vaccines Does My Pet Need?

Pet vaccines fall into two categories: core vaccines and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines include those that are either required by law or that are recommended for all pets such as rabies and distemper vaccines.
Non-core vaccines are recommended based on each pet’s unique lifestyle. These include vaccines that protect against diseases like leptospirosis and canine influenza. Your pet might qualify for a non-core vaccine if they frequent wilderness areas, dog parks, or spend time in boarding facilities.
Our veterinarian will work with you to determine the right set of vaccines to safeguard your pet’s health.

When Does My Pet Need to Be Vaccinated?

Puppies and kittens typically receive their first set of vaccinations at around six to eight weeks of age. Pets will receive ongoing boosters every three or four weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. After reaching maturity at one year of age, dogs and cats will receive booster shots during their annual wellness appointments every one to three years, depending on the type of vaccines they receive.

Vaccines in the Comfort of Your Orange County Home

With Advanced Mobile Vet Care, there’s no need to leave home to take care of your pet’s wellness and preventative veterinary care. Our mobile clinic is fully equipped to administer vaccines, provide health screenings, run diagnostic tests, and more! To learn more about vaccines or to establish your pet’s vaccination schedule, we welcome you to contact us today.